Information for Graduate Students

We've compiled a list of resources and expert contacts to help you succeed in your academic undertakings. If you have any questions, you can Ask a Librarian.

News and Events

Friday, September 5th at 1:00 pm | 301 Hale Library
First Friday Data Workshops: DMPTool School - Learn the ins-and-outs of creating a successful Data Management Plan (DMP). Please sign up online to attend.

Monday, September 8th at 1:30 pm | 407 Hale Library 
The Library and Your Research: Effective Literature Reviews - This workshop will review the process of putting together a literature review for an article, thesis, or dissertation. 

Monday, September 15th at 1:30 pm | 407 Hale Library
The Library and Your Research: Understanding RefWorks - Learn how to set up an account, import and share citations, create and export bibliographies, and more. Bring to class your laptop to work on your personal account. 

Monday, October 6th at 1:30 pm | 407 Hale Library
The Library and Your Research: Making Data Work for You - Fundamentals of data management, best practices for storage and backup, and developing a good documentation. 

Monday, October  20th at 1:30 pm | 407 Hale Library
The Library and Your Research: Using Citation Management Tools - The class will highlight the pros and cons of citation managers such as Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote, along with a brief demonstration of each tool. 

Monday, November 3rd at 1:30 pm | 401 Hale Library
The Library and Your Research: Know Your CopyRights! - The session will include topics such as managing/registering the copyright of your thesis/dissertation, public domain, fair use, and more.

Monday, November 17th at 1:30 pm | 407 Hale Library
The Library and Your Research: Preparing Your ETDR for Submission - Learn how to use the required template to prepare your thesis or dissertation.

Launching Your Research

 Library and Your Research

The Library and Your Research Workshops

Using Word to Write Your Electronic Thesis, Dissertation, or Report (ETDR)

Graduate Study Rooms

Hale 306 and 309 provide a quiet place exclusively for graduate students to work. Register using the Graduate Study Room Request Form each academic year to access each room with your Wildcat ID card.

 

Research Assistance

K-State Libraries offers assistance and support when setting up your research project.

Schedule an appointment with a librarian for assistance.

 

Copyright Consutation

Copyright Consultations

Copyright specialists are available to discuss copyrighting your own work or including copyrighted material in your project.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan

If you need a book, article, etc. that K-State Libraries does not own we'll try to get it to you using interlibrary loan.

 

Research Management and Preservation

Ref Works

RefWorks 

RefWorks helps you organize all your citations by topic, class, or project. This service is free for K-State students and faculty. 

Visit K-State’s RefWorks Help Center for more assistance with citations and bibliographies.

Data Management

Data Management Guide

Organizing and safeguarding your data is necessary in order to preserve your work for future publication and recovery, if necessary. Find all the details of data management in this helpful guide.

K-State Research Exchange

K-State Research Exchange (K-REx) 

Deposit your finished project in the K-State ResearchExchange (K-REx) for permanent, public access. K-REx also accepts journal articles, conference papers, technical reports, and electronic theses/dissertations/reports (ETDR).

K-State Libraries' Award

Consumer Movement Archives Research Award

Awarded annually, the award gives $3000 to a faculty member, graduate student, or independent researcher to travel to Manhattan, KS to conduct scholarly research using CMA materials.

 

Last updated: 09/04/2014